While taking care of a patient in the surgeries or while taking care of baby milk bottles, cleanliness is of prime importance. Various ways of sterilization are being adopted in the world for this purpose. Steam sterilization is one of the simplest and effective methods of sterilization used for both domesticpurposes as well as in hospitals for medical devices. Steam sterilization process takes place at a very high temperature reaching up to 135 degree Celsius for up to thirty minutes. Steam sterilization bags are being developed for fulfilling this purpose of sterilizing the medical devices without allowing direct contact of high-temperature steam with the medical devices. These bags were later developed for sterilizing the baby products like milk bottles, nipples and other such parts which just require some water to be filling in with the baby products and microwave it for ninety seconds. Both healthcare and baby products industry are majorly responsible for the success of steam sterilizer bags in the world.
Steam Sterilizer Bags Market Dynamics
The steam sterilization method is adopted for the medical devices that can withstand high temperature and humidity while Ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization method is suitable for most of the medical or pharmaceutical products. This has resulted in more than half of the healthcare industry using the ETO method while only small scale healthcare firms are still incorporating the steam sterilization method. This is a restraint for steam sterilizer bags market. On the other hand, the steam sterilization provides an ease for sterilizing baby products. On the go, sterilization is now possible and easy due to steam sterilizer bags. Thus, the growth of baby products industry, awareness in people regarding baby care and emerging economies provides an opportunity for steam sterilizer bags market. The ease provided in sterilizing of baby products along with multiple times usability resulting in low cost of sterilization are the factors responsible for driving the global steam sterilizer bags market.
Steam Sterilizer Bags Market Segmentation
The steam sterilizer bags market can be segmented on the basis of material of the bag as
- High density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
The steam sterilizer bags market can be segmented on the basis of end-use as
- Blood banks
- Clean rooms
- Tattoo studios
- Baby products
The steam sterilizer bags market can be segmented on the basis of geographical regions as
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Middle East & Africa
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan
Steam Sterilizer Bags Market Regional Outlook
The product is still in introductory phase for domestic purpose and seems to provide a lucrative business in emerging economies of regions such as APEJ, Latin America and Eastern Europe. North America and Europe are the leading regions in terms of medical and pharmaceutical product consumption. Europe, Middle East & Africa are the leading market for baby care products, while emerging economies and highly populated countries of Asia Pacific such as China and India which has a huge population of infants provides a great opportunity for steam sterilizer bags market. Latin America and Easter Europe are the regions with good proximity with highly developed economies of North America and Western Europe results in following the trends started by these regions, and thus indicating the market of steam sterilizer bags market to be in introductory phase in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Highly developed economy with low population, Japan seems to provide a moderate market size for steam sterilizer bags due to low infants to adults’ ratio.
Steam Sterilizer Bags Market Key Players
Some of the key players of the steam sterilizer bags market are
- SterileRight Packaging Mfg. Inc.
- EnviroPak, LLC
- Koninklijke Philips N.V.
- Handi-Craft Company
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